Around Ebenezer from Haenertsburg Village

Haenertsburg Circular Route around Ebenezer Dam

32km 608m Ascent Easy Ride. (Rev05 Feb 24)

This is a lovely route for general tourists to explore Haenertsburg surroundings and enjoy stunning views of Ebenezer Dam. It is a comfortable 2hr ride, suitable for casual bikers, but a great ride for anyone.

The route starts at the Haenertsburg Village Hall where there is ample parking to leave your vehicle. (You can, of course, start anywhere along the route as it is circular)

The Route is not signposted, so here are approximate directions unless you can down load the GPX file.

From the Village Hall ride down to the R71 and turn right towards Tzaneen. From the R71 intersection travel 1.2 km where you will take a farm road to your right. After 200m take the right fork and after 80m at the T Junction take the path to the left. Follow this path on the banks of the Dam for a further 1,5km where you will see a farm entrance. Turn left here riding up a steep hill on concrete strips for a further 1.5km. You will then arrive at a narrow tar road where you will turn right and travel for 700m where you will see a farm track to your left.(in the dip just before 3 big trees).

Travel on this track for about 600m and turn left where you will find the Blue Route signs. Follow these signs (over the waterfall) for about 5,4km to Blueberry Heights Restaurant. Ride up to the Blueberry entrance onto the R71. Just before the gate there is a short single track to the right. After 200m turn right onto the gravel Road and travel for a further 700m where you will take a left fork onto a road marked “Private Property”. Ride on this narrow road for 800m and pass the Sports Village on your left. Just after the sports village turn to your left and travel along the jeep track for about 1km. Turn right and follow the track with the lovely tree ferns on your right for 900m. You will get to a T Junction and then turn to your right for 300m and then turn left for 900m till you get to the “G” Road. Turn right and follow the G Road for 4,2km and then there is an obscure path to your left immediately after the estate fence. (We will try to get a sign set up for this). It is a very short bit of single track where you may wish to dismount as it is steeply downhill. Follow the route over the dam wall and turn right immediately after crossing. From this point travel along the concrete road, past the yacht club and then the power boat club on your right. for about 1,8km and then turn right for 400m and turn right immediately after the fence end. You will now follow the Bailiff’s jeep track on the bank of Ebenezer for 7.2km where you will get to the D528 George’s Valley tar road . Turn right and follow the tar road to the R71 where you will turn left and then return to Haenerstburg.

The route is a mixture of a bit of the main Georges Valley Road then along the bailiff’s jeep track to the Power Boat Club past the Yacht Club, over the Ebenezer Dam Wall, along the “G” road, turning off just before the R71 and on to Blueberry Heights farm , joining the bailiff’s track again and remaining on a jeep track until you are about 1.5 km from Haenertsburg where you have to travel on the R71 for this short distance back to the Village Hall. The Route is about 32km long with an elevation gain of about 460m. It is a comfortable 2hr ride, suitable for casual bikers, but a great ride for anyone. The Route is not signposted

Rules of Use

  • Use of this
    mountain biking trail is at your own risk. Property owners/managers will
    not be held responsible for any injury, loss or damage sustained on
    this trail. 
  • You can purchase tickets for the various trails via Quicket
  • In using these trails you agree to:
    • Not smoke on the trail
  • Not consume alcohol on the trail
    • Strictly no fires
    • Not picnic
    • Not litter – please take your rubbish with you
    • Not damage or remove fauna and/or flora
    • Stay on the designated trail
  • Please ensure that you have the contact number for the establishment you are departing from in case of emergency.
  • Water along the route is safe to drink but please take sufficient water for your needs.
  • Forestry operations may be in progress on these trails and care should be taken at all times.
  • Sections of the trails are shared with walkers and vehicles and care should be taken at all times.
  • Please close any gates that you have opened to continue on the trail.